Governor Whitmer has named October as Fire Prevention Month in Michigan. The governor is urging families to create a home fire escape plan, practice it and take steps to prevent fires in your home.

According to WILX, a new report says that most fire deaths happen overnight, especially when those fires begin in a living room or bedroom.

A fire escape plan is crucial to saving lives. Here are several tips from the capitol on how to keep your home fire safe.

1. Check the alarm by pushing the test button every month.

2. Never leave cooking unattended.

3. Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended.

4. Keep clothes and other items three feet away from gas water heaters.

For more tips on how to keep your home fire safe, please click on the above link.